Our heartfelt thanks to the Your Shot community for submitting so many wonderful photographs. Your interpretations of After Midnight were original and inspiring. The diverse range of subject matter, vantage point, light, and imagination brought huge smiles to our faces as we viewed your images.
Whenever we're on assignment for National Geographic magazine we're often greeted by people who remark, “I would love to be a National Geographic photographer.” That was the impetus for this Your Shot assignment: Here was your chance to be on assignment for National Geographic.
The conditions aren't always ideal, the weather doesn't always cooperate, the light is never what you envisioned—but on a professional assignment, you still need to come home with the goods.
We applaud everyone who confronted the challenge of making images in the wee hours, and especially for the patience you utilized in problem solving, in “working a picture” until you got it right.